Criteria for Hospital employed RNFAs?

  1. For those of you whose hospitals employ RNFAs what is the criteria in terms of education and credentials? Does the hospital require that RNFA have completed a course? be certified?

    Are RNFAs in your facility typically salaried or hourly?

    Do they participate in setup of the room, and turning over rooms, or do they just come in when the patient enters the room?

    My hospital's job description is quite vague--states that RNFAs "should have a BSN" and "should have completed a FNFA course"

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   drmrnfla
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    For those of you whose hospitals employ RNFAs what is the criteria in terms of education and credentials? Does the hospital require that RNFA have completed a course? be certified?

    Are RNFAs in your facility typically salaried or hourly?

    Do they participate in setup of the room, and turning over rooms, or do they just come in when the patient enters the room?

    My hospital's job description is quite vague--states that RNFAs "should have a BSN" and "should have completed a FNFA course"

    Thanks in advance!
    Our RNFA's are paid hourly and are in the rooms assisting with positioning, inserting foley catheter, and prior to that they will do preoperative assessment, check pt. for consent ..... all that check in stuff! A BSN is not required. Hospital expects that all RNFA's have completed recognized RNFA program, proof of completion via certificate, ACLS + CNOR or equivalent as I work in Canada! Insurance is our responsibilty and must provide proof to hospital. Hope this helps.... David
  4. by   shodobe
    According to what I know, sometimes very little, to be an RNFA does not require a BSN. If you want to sit for the cert exam you now have to have your BSN. I think your hospital is requiring something that is not needed unless they only want to hire CRNFAs. I am sure there are many RNFAs out there that have much more info than I do. Mike

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